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Fear Management, 1987

8 screenprints on hand-painted paper
With title sheet in portfolio
Each 851 x 560 mm
Framed, signed and numbered
Edition of 50

Single titles from left to right:
Cornucopia: The Birth of the Red, White and Blue
Dr. Brut Shield
The Honeymoon is Over
Passion over Reason
Nine Lives
Down the Drink
Eyeyeye
The Hand of the Spirit of Miss General Idea

The work of General Idea always focused on the link between the making of art and its dissemination in the wider marketplace. Like test tubes, or magazines, their own names and identities were considered as empty forms to be filled with new contents. Not only does the work reflect on the idea of art allegorically, but further the conditions of art at a time when, as Frederic Jameson has argued „the cultural (…) is increasingly consumed throughout daily life itself.“ The depicted crest shaped symbols in Fear Management appear througout their work.

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